- Outcome D (K-3)-5
Most schools have some type of creative playground
or playground equipment. Talk to the children about what types of
movement are possible on the equipment (moving over, under, through,
climbing, jumping, sliding, hanging, balancing).
As children move on the equipment, talk about
safety considerations in various parts of the playground such as:
- Climb up the stairs, not up the slide.
- Jump down only if there is open space
- Wait your turn.
- Don't push or shove other children.
Call out word tasks for children to do while on the equipment
- Move over.
- Hop on one foot.
- Hang by the hands.
- Jump to a two foot landing.
- Travel while attached to a partner.
Organize the students into groups of three.
Have them create an obstacle course that contains specific challenges.
For example, each course could include:
- Going over something.
- Going under something.
- A hanging action.
More challenges can be added for older children
with more advanced skill levels.
After completing the activity, have the children
play another game to reinforce safe practices on the equipment and
to teach to younger children.
These are clues that you have reached the outcomes
Have the children draw a picture of themselves playing safely
on their favorite part of the playground. Invite them to share and
explain the picture with other students, the teacher, or parents.